Lots of nice things on sale but Steam has been stingy the last few sales. The few cheap titles are the same I bought on the 2013 and 2014 sales, none of the newer triple a titles have dropped to that single digit mark. They've gone away from their flash sales, daily deals, and games and gimmicks for this cluttered mess and a queue they recommend based on popularity, sale price, blah blah blah.
I feel like the old guy telling kids to get off his lawn or the middle aged guy talking about how music was so much better ten years ago... but wth. I can't tell if its Steam or the devs, or the publishers getting greedy but its really saved me money during these things. Until this year there wasn't many sales I spent less than $100. Most was on 6 mo and older titles that was priced under 10 - 15 or cheap nes wannabe indie games.
I shouldn't be fussing because that's how things usually go, crap gets more expensive as we age, but games haven't always done that. I remember Super Mario Bros. 3 being 50 - 60 in 1990... games are still this much... so factor in 25 years worth of inflation and we're paying half what we used to.